A Dead Shot
Post marked Columbus, Ohio, Mar 4, 1910. Addressed to Mr. Lemuel Weaver, #94 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Michigan.
“Columbus, O. March 4, 1910. Hellow what is the matter up there have you all been snowed under and cant write. I think it about time I was hearing something, well are you going to send Lew [ Charles Louis Weaver, their brother whose birthday was 6 March] a card it is the 6. Hope you are all well. I have had the Grip for two weeks am feeling better but not well yet. My what a winter for snow. Hope we wont have any more for a while. Yours, Christeen Rinehart [Christiana Weaver, his older sister]”
It seems Aunt Teen was giving Great Grandpa what for on many levels. First for not writing. Second to make sure that he remembered to send their brother a card on his birthday. And third, to let him know that she had not been well (notice the calling out of the GRIP as a disease) — as if he cared — GUILT! And the choice of post card picture sort of says it all.